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According to the Taiwan's agricultural business office, there are more farmers than cultivated hectares (936,000 farmers for 871,000 hectares). The main cultures are sugar cane, rice and citrus fruits. The country also produces pineapples and bananas. Breeding has suffered from the repercussions of a pig epidemic which has prevented the marketing and the exportation of pigs during the years 1997-1998. The adverse farming sector amounts to about 3.5 billion dollars of imports, in spite of fishing catches well-developed with more than 1.4 million tons in 1996.
Some Figures:
Part of the GDP in %: 3,3 %
Agricultural population in %: 10,1 %
Part of exports in %: 4,8 %.

Farmland surface area:

The areas under cultivation include arable lands and those with permanent crops. They represent 870,000 hectares in Taiwan.





Yield in metric tons

Shellfish, mollusks and cephalopods
Saltwater fish

Aquacultural yield in metric tons:

1,550,000 Tm


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